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On 28 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Farid Kh. Mukhametshin, Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. They were joined in the meeting by Metropolitan Anastasiy of Kazan and Tatarstan and Mr. Razil Valeyev, chairman of the Tatarstan State Council Committee for education, culture, science and national affairs.

They discussed the relationship between the Muslim and Orthodox communities in Tatarstan and noted the unique experience of cooperation between them, as well as the high level of inter-ethnic relations.

Metropolitan Hilarion underscored the importance of educating the young generation on the basis of traditional moral values and in the spirit of mutual respect. The necessity of consolidation was noted to meet the challenges and stand up to threats of extremism which disguises itself under national and religious slogans. The DECR chairman shared his vision of the role of the Church in the modern Russian society.

Chairman Farid Mukhametshin showed the guests the conference hall, the museum of the State Council and told them about the work of the bodies of state authorities in Tatarstan.